Monday, October 9, 2006
UNDER BUSH'S NOSE ONE MEMBER OF THE "AXIS" GOES NUKULAR
BUT THAT IS O.K.?
IRAN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO THE SAME, WHY?
OH, N. KOREA HAS NO OIL; NOW I GET IT!
North Korea: Nuclear test a success
"The country's official Korean Central News Agency said the test was performed underground and that there had been no radioactive leak from the site in the northeast of the country at Hwadaeri near Kilju at 10.36am (0136GMT) on Monday.
The agency said: "Our science research section has safely and successfully conducted an underground nuclear test.
"The nuclear test is a historic event that brought happiness to our military and people."
The South Korean intelligence officials detected a 3.58-magnitude seismic tremor.
The officials told South Korea's parliament that the test appeared to have been carried out in a 360-metre-high mountain northwest of the Musudan missile base in the Hwadaeri region.
Chung Hyong-Keun, a politician, quoted an intelligence official as saying: "In consideration of the height of the mountain, the test appeared to have been done in a horizontal tunnel."
The alleged test coincided with the ninth anniversary of the rise of Kim Jong-Il, North Korea's leader, to communist party chief.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, on a visit to South Korea, said Japan said information was still being gathered to confirm the test, estimated as being equivalent to 550 tons of TNT."